QS Best Student Cities ranking: =68th\r\n\r\nMexico’s lively and unique capital boasts an impressive selection of world-class universities, with no less than seven universities in (or close to) the city featuring in the QS World University Rankings® 2023. Its leading institution, the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (UNAM), is well established as one of the top universities in Latin America and is a regular fixture at the top of QS’s dedicated ranking for the region.\r\n\r\nMexico City is typically described as a place of contrasts and variety. Students choosing to study here should be aware of the city’s reputation for pollution and crime and be prepared for these aspects. Nevertheless, the city is also known and loved for its grand old colonial-era buildings, its traditional street food, historic sites and archaeological excavations, vibrant annual carnival celebrations, and diverse nightlife.\r\n\r\nInternationally ranked universities in Mexico City\r\n\r\n\r\n\t\r\n\t\t\r\n\t\t\tWorld ranking\r\n\t\t\tUniversity\r\n\t\t\r\n\t\t\r\n\t\t\t=104\r\n\t\t\tUniversidad Nacional Autónoma de México (UNAM)\r\n\t\t\r\n\t\t\r\n\t\t\t=402\r\n\t\t\tEl Colegio de México, A.C.\r\n\t\t\r\n\t\t\r\n\t\t\t541-550\r\n\t\t\tUniversidad Panamericana (UP)\r\n\t\t\r\n\t\t\r\n\t\t\t701-750\r\n\t\t\tUniversidad Iberoamericana (UIA)\r\n\t\t\r\n\t\t\r\n\t\t\t751-800\r\n\t\t\tInstituto Tecnológico Autonomo de México (ITAM)\r\n\t\t\r\n\t\t\r\n\t\t\t801-1000\r\n\t\t\tUniversidad Autónoma Metropolitana (UAM)\r\n\t\t\r\n\t\t\r\n\t\t\t1201-1400\r\n\t\t\tUniversidad La Salle, México\r\n\t\t\r\n\t\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\nMore about Mexico City\r\n\r\nMexico City scores impressively for affordability, due to relatively low tuition fees and low living costs, especially when compared to cities in North America, western Europe and Australia. It also scores well for employer activity, demonstrating it\u0027s a great place for students to kick-start their career after graduation.\r\n\r\nTo find out how each of the above categories is calculated, view the methodology.\r\n\r\n\r\n\t\r\n\t\t\r\n\t\t\t\r\n\t\t\tNumber of universities ranked by QS\r\n\t\t\t\r\n\t\t\t\r\n\t\t\t7\r\n\t\t\t\r\n\t\t\r\n\t\t\r\n\t\t\t\r\n\t\t\tHighest-ranked institution\r\n\t\t\t\r\n\t\t\t\r\n\t\t\tUniversidad Nacional Autónoma de México (UNAM) (104th)\r\n\t\t\t\r\n\t\t\r\n\t\t\r\n\t\t\t\r\n\t\t\tPopulation\r\n\t\t\t\r\n\t\t\t\r\n\t\t\t21,782,000\r\n\t\t\t\r\n\t\t\r\n\t\t\r\n\t\t\t\r\n\t\t\tAverage international fees (at ranked unis)\r\n\t\t\t\r\n\t\t\t\r\n\t\t\tUS$6,700\r\n\t\t\t\r\n\t\t\r\n\t\t\r\n\t\t\t\r\n\t\t\tDesirability rank\r\n\t\t\t\r\n\t\t\t\r\n\t\t\t120th\r\n\t\t\t\r\n\t\t\r\n\t\t\r\n\t\t\t\r\n\t\t\tEmployer Activity rank\r\n\t\t\t\r\n\t\t\t\r\n\t\t\t22nd\r\n\t\t\t\r\n\t\t\r\n\t\t\r\n\t\t\t\r\n\t\t\tAffordability rank\r\n\t\t\t\r\n\t\t\t\r\n\t\t\t32nd\r\n\t\t\t\r\n\t\t\r\n\t\t\r\n\t\t\tStudent Mix rank\r\n\t\t\t=110th\r\n\t\t\r\n\t\t\r\n\t\t\t\r\n\t\t\tStudent Voice rank\r\n\t\t\t\r\n\t\t\t\r\n\t\t\t99th\r\n\t\t\t\r\n\t\t\r\n\t\r\n\r\n\r\nWhy study in Mexico City?\r\n\r\nDiscover Mexican culture\r\n\r\nMexico\u0027s capital city is one of the world\u0027s most unique cities. Students have a unique opportunity to discover Mexican culture by going to museums, exploring more than 30 UNESCO World Heritage sites and celebrating several traditional festivities such as El Día de los Muertos and El Día de la Independencia.\r\n\r\nAmazing landscapes\r\n\r\nMexico is a beautiful country through and through - and its capital city is no exception. Mexico City\u0027s ideal location makes it easy to visit incredible sites such as Tulum\u0027s paradisiac beaches, the archeological ruins of Palenque, the Xochimilco canals and the Teotihuacan pyramids. \r\n\r\nEat, and then eat some more\r\n\r\nGoing out to eat in Mexico City is a real experience, one that will give you a real taste for the city - and the country\u0027s - rich culinary history.\r\n\r\nSome of the best foods you can get in the capital include tamales, quesadillas, gorditas, tlacoyos, pambazos and - of course - fresh guacamole, all topped off with a fresh local beer. \r\n\r\nWhat is the cost of studying in Mexico City?\r\n\r\nMexico City scores extremely well for affordability. The city is truly a gem for students thanks to a combination of beautiful landscapes, great lifestyle and low costs of living.\r\n\r\nA single apartment in the city center is only US$621 per month, over 66 percent less than in New York City and 70 percent less than in London. \r\n\r\nLife \u0026 culture in Mexico City\r\n\r\nThanks to indigenous, North American and Spanish influences, Mexico City has a varied and captivating culture that spans continents and centuries.\r\n\r\nLocals are known to be extremely friendly and kind, making it easy for students to settle in. And because costs of living are low, the city allows anyone to have a great lifestyle without spending too much. There\u0027s truly something to do for everyone in Mexico City: from clubbing to local festivals to food and drink, you\u0027ll never be bored.\r\n\r\nCareers in Mexico City\r\n\r\nMexico City performed the best in the employer activity indicator - a great feat for a city that doesn\u0027t benefit from proximity to global business hubs.\r\n\r\nGraduates can find works across sectors, but those that have been flourishing the most thanks to local entrepreneurship and foreign investment include healthcare, manufacturing, tourism, fintech and aerospace.